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I’ve finally managed to sit down and start reading for the R.I.P. III challenge.  It’s about bloody time, and I might just squeak into the finish having read my three books.  Oh, well, not my original three books, as I haven’t had the ability to order them in.  But heck, I’m still only on the first one, so it’s not like I have to worry too much just yet.

Anyway, this is what I’m reading right now:

I’m really enjoying it so far.  Part of the R.I.P. challenge is to write a review of the books we read.  I’m not very confident about that part of the challenge, having never written a book review before, but for me the challenge is more about reading anyway.  So there!  🙂

I will, however, make an effort at a review, so stay tuned!

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Carl has an annual Autumn Reading Challenge!  I found out about this at FondofSnape, one of my favourite sites.  The challenge runs from September 1st to October 31st, and it’s all about having fun reading books that fall into the following categories:

Mystery;
Suspense;
Thriller;
Dark Fantasy;
Gothic;
Horror; and/or
Supernatural.

I’m really excited about this challenge, because it wasn’t that long ago that I discovered that I enjoyed books in these categories.  And let’s admit it, reading’s just a whole lot of fun!

I’ve chosen to be part of

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which means that I am going to read four books of my choice.  I went to Chapters yesterday and explored all the fun options!  (I may be, perhaps, optomistic to choose Peril the First, rather than one of the others (which involve reading less books), but that’s just the way I am.

So now you’re wondering what books I’ve chosen to read.  I’m so excited!

My first choice was

Marked, by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.

My second choice was

Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman.

Third is




Season of the Witch, by Natasha Mostert.

And finally,

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

And in browsing the choices that other people have made, I now have a reading list a mile long.  It’s awesome to hear about books that I might never come across otherwise.

I’m pretty psyched about it.  I don’t know what order I’ll read them in, and if I get really into a reading binge, I might read all four in four days.  Seriously, it could happen!

If you’re interested at all in this kind of challenge, go see Carl’s site.  You can choose to read fewer books, and the field of choice is wide open!

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Edited:  I can’t seem to get the book covers to do what I want.  I’m just taking a stab at learning all this, so it’s going to stay funky.  At least for now.

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